UND Art and Design’s Visiting Artist Series welcomes Frank Martin


Marti Elshaug

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College of Arts & Sciences


What: Artist Frank Martin to visit The University of North Dakota as part of Art and Design's Visiting Artist Series

Who: Frank Martin

When: Presentation: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.6. Demonstrations: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.6., 9:30-noon and 1:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

Where: All events will be held in the Hughes Fine Arts Center, Paul E. Barr Memorial Lecture Room, Room 227.


Frank Martin earned his master of fine arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his bachelor of fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

He has taught at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Rhode Island School of Design, The State University of New York at New Paltz; and was Departmental Director at Chautauqua School of Art, Worcester Center for Crafts and the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in New York.

He was craftsman-in-residence at Pewabic Pottery (1989-90) and received two distinction awards from the Detroit Artist Market for "Michigan Ceramics."

Since 1987, he has conducted numerous workshops throughout the country, was a recipient of two Worcester Cultural Arts Lottery grants and received awards from the 92nd Street Y for professional development.

His work was chosen for the "Young Americans Exhibition" at the Museum of American Craft (1988). His work is in the collection of the Charles A. Wusum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, Wis., and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art in New York.

In 1995 he served on a panel of jurors for the Wyoming Arts Council. His work has been included in various articles and was published in 500 Platters & Chargers: innovative expressions of function & style, Lark Books (2008), Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clay and Glazes (2004), The Ceramic Design Book (1998) and Make it in Clay (1997).

Martin's work has been collected widely and is currently represented by the John Elder Gallery in New York City.

The art department's visiting Artist Series is sponsored by generous funding provided by the Col. Eugene E. Myers Foundation and the Charles D. and Elynor B. Nelson Foundation.